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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Ben Crane was lucky to get into the FedEx Cup playoffs as the No. 125 seed. He missed the cut last week at the Wyndham Championship, and this was the first year that no one moved into the top 125 in the final event before the playoffs.
He likely needs to finish at least in the top 40 at The Barclays to advance to the second round.
Instead of stressing out, Crane made another video set to a rap song
“It’s called, “Bubble Boy.”
Crane excitedly played the song to a reporter when he walked off the first tee during a practice round, and then took a few videos on the course and it was on YouTube by Wednesday. It probably won’t get as many views as his Golf Boys’ hit, “Oh, Oh, Oh” with Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan.
But it’s vintage Crane.
“Being down here at 125, wipe my tears, the dream’s still alive,” are the lyrics. “Jersey shore, baby here we come, remember `09 and Heath Slocum.”
Slocum didn’t make a rap video.
All he did was make a 20-foot par putt on the final hole at Liberty National in 2009 to win by one shot over Tiger Woods, Padraig Harrington, Steve Stricker and Ernie Els. That guaranteed him a spot in the Tour Championship and the four majors the next year.
Whether that happens with Crane is unlikely, through crazier things have happened.
DUFNER RETURNS: Jason Dufner wasn’t swamped with phone calls and text messages after winning his first major at the PGA Championship. But there’s a reason for that. He changed the number on his cellphone about three weeks ago.
“Very limited people have access to my phone number,” he said.
A couple of them are fellow Auburn athletes with a higher profile _ Bo Jackson and Charles Barkley. Dufner otherwise was home in Alabama, living up to his pledge that winning the PGA Championship was not about to change his life. It didn’t change his pulse, either. He was as flat-line as ever, and proud of it.
“I was excited. I was satisfied and gratified, because I knew how much sacrifice I made and what it took to win the major,” he said. “But I don’t show it out emotionally outward too well, but that’s just kind of who I am and how it’s been. I don’t want to try and change things. It’s not like I have to put my game face on or have to hold back emotions out there on purpose. That’s just kind of naturally who I am, so I think it’s been working pretty good for me.”
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